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INT-21617 Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Shashi)

Intermediate Level, Islamic Scholarship Programme

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INT-21617 Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Shashi)

Module 4: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

Unit 1: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence
Seminar: Qiyas, Ijma’ and Ijtihad
Tutorial: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence 

Overview

The study of Usul al-Fiqh focuses on the principles upon which scholars have elaborated Islamic jurisprudence and therefore includes study of the historical development of the discipline. The goal is to become familiar with the historic, social and religious factors in the development of Islamic legal schools, and to become acquainted with the framework of jurisprudential discussion. Students who study this module should have completed some previous studies in the area, as tuition will be based less around identifying the sources of Islamic law, and more around how they have been used by Imams and in the practice of ijtihad to form clear and delineated Schools of Thought.

Primary Text

Usul al-Shashi

About the Text

Usul al-Shashi is a well-known compendium on the principles of Islamic Jurisprudence according to the Hanafi School. Despite its brevity and conciseness, the text is fit for a full, detailed study as it clearly articulates the position of the school, rather than the views and opinions of particular notable jurists.

About the Author

There are detailed discussions pertaining to the true author of Usul al-Shashi. The text has been recently published twice under the names of two different fourth century Hanafi jurists (Abu Ali Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Shashi (d. 344/955) and Abu Ya’qub Ishaq ibn Ibrahim al-Shashi (d. 325/936)). Due to references within the text and some of the terminology used (which did not become commonplace until the 7th and 8th Centuries), commentators have also attributed the text to later Hanafi jurists such as Badr al-Din al-Shashi al-Shirwani and Nizam al-Din al-Shashi.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in understanding the usage and development of Usul al-Fiqh
  • Apply traditional Usul al-Fiqh to the modern era
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the understanding of the methodology of Islamic lawmaking
  • Confidently recall the position of the Hanafi school of thought on different Usuli principles
  • Understand the origins of the differences in the Schools of Islamic Law

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Course Fees: £299.00

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INT-21617 Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Shashi)

Intermediate Level, Islamic Scholarship Programme

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Course Fees: £299.00

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INT-21617 Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Shashi)

Module 4: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

Unit 1: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence
Seminar: Qiyas, Ijma’ and Ijtihad
Tutorial: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence 

Overview

The study of Usul al-Fiqh focuses on the principles upon which scholars have elaborated Islamic jurisprudence and therefore includes study of the historical development of the discipline. The goal is to become familiar with the historic, social and religious factors in the development of Islamic legal schools, and to become acquainted with the framework of jurisprudential discussion. Students who study this module should have completed some previous studies in the area, as tuition will be based less around identifying the sources of Islamic law, and more around how they have been used by Imams and in the practice of ijtihad to form clear and delineated Schools of Thought.

Primary Text

Usul al-Shashi

About the Text

Usul al-Shashi is a well-known compendium on the principles of Islamic Jurisprudence according to the Hanafi School. Despite its brevity and conciseness, the text is fit for a full, detailed study as it clearly articulates the position of the school, rather than the views and opinions of particular notable jurists.

About the Author

There are detailed discussions pertaining to the true author of Usul al-Shashi. The text has been recently published twice under the names of two different fourth century Hanafi jurists (Abu Ali Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Shashi (d. 344/955) and Abu Ya’qub Ishaq ibn Ibrahim al-Shashi (d. 325/936)). Due to references within the text and some of the terminology used (which did not become commonplace until the 7th and 8th Centuries), commentators have also attributed the text to later Hanafi jurists such as Badr al-Din al-Shashi al-Shirwani and Nizam al-Din al-Shashi.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in understanding the usage and development of Usul al-Fiqh
  • Apply traditional Usul al-Fiqh to the modern era
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the understanding of the methodology of Islamic lawmaking
  • Confidently recall the position of the Hanafi school of thought on different Usuli principles
  • Understand the origins of the differences in the Schools of Islamic Law

Ready to Enrol?

Course Fees: £299.00

I am interested in other courses offered by Al-Salam Institute

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